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Most Dangerous Intersections in California [NEW STUDY]

Dangerous Intersections of California

*As part of our commitment to consumer safety, Estey & Bomberger presents the first in our data driven study series: Safety through Numbers.  Each month, with the help of data visualization firm 1point21 interactive, we will take a look at a whole host of consumer safety issues to find out where danger lurks for Californians.  Our first study examines dangerous intersections through out the state. 

What are the most dangerous intersections in California? Where are they located?

Together with data visualization company 1point21 Interactive, we analyzed over 435,000 collision records to find out which intersections in California are the most dangerous. In our effort, we examined every motor vehicle crash recorded by the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) in 2015.  Taking total crashes, injuries and fatalities into account, we identified and ranked all intersections with 10 or more accidents.  Based on this 2015 crash data, here are the most dangerous intersections in California:

Rankings

RankCityRoad1Road2crashesdeathsinjuriesscore
#1 LOS ANGELES DEVONSHIRE ST RESEDA BL 24 0 41 147
#2 LOS ANGELES IMPERIAL HWY VISTA DEL MAR 26 0 39 143
#3 LOS ANGELES BALBOA BL NORDHOFF ST 26 0 37 137
#4 DOWNEY FIRESTONE BL LAKEWOOD BL 36 0 32 132
#5 LOS ANGELES LINDLEY AV ROSCOE BL 16 2 31 129
#6 LOS ANGELES ROSCOE BL WINNETKA AV 25 1 31 128
#7 LOS ANGELES ROSCOE BL VAN NUYS BL 30 0 32 126
#8 LOS ANGELES RESEDA BL ROSCOE BL 23 0 33 122
#9 LOS ANGELES SHERMAN WY WOODMAN AV 23 0 32 119
#10 MORENO VALLEY BRIDGE ST GILMAN SPRINGS RD 24 3 21 117
#11 LOS ANGELES VAN NUYS BL VICTORY BL 23 0 30 113
#12 RIVERSIDE MAGNOLIA AV TYLER ST 24 1 26 112
#13 LOS ANGELES LENNOX AV ROSCOE BL 17 1 28 111
#14 LOS ANGELES VICTORY BL WOODLEY AV 18 0 30 108
#15 LOS ANGELES SAINT ANDREWS PL VENICE BL 14 0 31 107
#16 LOS ANGELES DE SOTO AV SATICOY ST 19 1 25 104
#17 LOS ANGELES RESEDA BL VICTORY BL 22 0 27 103
#18 LOS ANGELES OXNARD ST VAN NUYS BL 19 0 28 103
#19 LOS ANGELES LA CIENEGA BL PICO BL 24 0 26 102
#20 LOS ANGELES ALVARADO ST TEMPLE ST 21 0 27 102
#21 LOS ANGELES BALBOA BL DEVONSHIRE ST 20 0 27 101
#22 BELL FLORENCE AV WALKER AV 19 1 24 101
#23 LOS ANGELES KESTER AV VANOWEN ST 17 0 28 101
#24 PALA PALA MISSION RD PALA TEMECULA RD 34 0 22 100
#25 LOS ANGELES NORDHOFF ST SEPULVEDA BL 27 1 21 100
#26 LOS ANGELES MAIN ST MANCHESTER AV 19 0 27 100
#27 LOS ANGELES CENTRAL AV VERNON AV 24 0 25 99
#28 TEMECULA WINCHESTER RD YNEZ RD 23 0 25 98
#29 LAKESIDE OLD BARONA RD WILDCAT CANYON RD 17 2 20 97
#30 RIALTO BASELINE RD RIVERSIDE AV 16 0 27 97
#31 LOS ANGELES FIGUEROA ST MANCHESTER AV 24 0 24 96
#32 LOS ANGELES BALBOA BL SATICOY ST 21 0 25 96
#33 LOS ANGELES LA BREA AV RODEO RD 20 0 25 95
#34 LOS ANGELES CRENSHAW BL WASHINGTON BL 27 1 19 94
#35 LOS ANGELES 3RD ST FAIRFAX AV 22 0 24 94
#36 LOS ANGELES FLORENCE AV VERMONT AV 16 0 26 94
#37 LOS ANGELES 190TH ST VERMONT AV 21 0 24 93
#38 WESTMINSTER BOLSA AV BROOKHURST ST 20 1 21 93
#39 LOS ANGELES BEVERLY BL VERMONT AV 18 0 25 93
#40 LOS ANGELES NORDHOFF ST RESEDA BL 18 0 25 93
#41 LOS ANGELES NORMANDIE AV SLAUSON AV 13 2 20 93
#42 LANCASTER CHALLENGER WY LANCASTER BL 12 0 27 93
#43 LOS ANGELES BALBOA BL BURBANK BL 23 0 23 92
#44 FULLERTON EUCLID ST ORANGETHORPE AV 25 0 22 91
#45 ELK GROVE CALVINE RD ELK GROVE FLORIN RD 19 0 24 91
#46 LOS ANGELES VICTORY BL WINNETKA AV 16 0 25 91
#47 SACRAMENTO LOS ROBLES BL MARYSVILLE BL 15 1 22 91
#48 FAIRFIELD AIR BASE PKWY CLAY BANK RD 20 1 20 90
#49 LOS ANGELES CENTRAL AV EL SEGUNDO BL 19 2 17 90
#50 PALMDALE PEARBLOSSOM HWY SIERRA HWY 18 3 14 90
#51 SANTA ANA BRISTOL ST WARNER AV 17 0 24 89
#52 LOS ANGELES MELROSE AV VERMONT AV 14 0 25 89
#53 LOS ANGELES WESTHOLME AV WILSHIRE BL 11 0 26 89
#54 SANTA CLARITA SIERRA HWY SOLEDAD CANYON RD 40 0 16 88
#55 REDWOOD CITY MIDDLEFIELD RD WOODSIDE RD 25 0 21 88
#56 LOS ANGELES NORDHOFF ST VAN NUYS BL 18 0 23 87
#57 PARAMOUNT GARFIELD AV ROSECRANS AV 44 0 14 86
#58 LOS ANGELES SLAUSON AV WESTERN AV 29 0 19 86
#59 LOS ANGELES FLORENCE AV WESTERN AV 23 0 21 86
#60 SIMI VALLEY COCHRAN ST ERRINGER RD 20 0 22 86
#61 CARSON 213TH ST AVALON BL 22 0 21 85
#62 PALMDALE RANCHO VISTA BL SIERRA HWY 22 0 21 85
#63 LOS ANGELES BROADWAY FLORENCE AV 19 0 22 85
#64 LOS ANGELES SUNSET BL WESTERN AV 19 0 22 85
#65 LOS ANGELES FLORENCE AV NORMANDIE AV 21 0 21 84
#66 LOS ANGELES BRAND BL LAUREL CANYON BL 12 0 24 84
#67 LOS ANGELES CORBIN AV SATICOY ST 12 0 24 84
#68 LOS ANGELES 3RD ST VERMONT AV 23 0 20 83
#69 SAN JACINTO RAMONA EXPWY SANDERSON AV 23 0 20 83
#70 FULLERTON HARBOR BL ORANGETHORPE AV 20 0 21 83
#71 DOWNEY FLORENCE AV LAKEWOOD BL 17 0 22 83
#72 SACRAMENTO 28TH ST FRUITRIDGE RD 14 0 23 83
#73 UPLAND 16TH ST CAMPUS AV 14 0 23 83
#74 UPLAND FOOTHILL BL SAN ANTONIO AV 14 0 23 83
#75 LOS ANGELES BALBOA BL ROSCOE BL 19 0 21 82
#76 LOS ANGELES ROSCOE BL TAMPA AV 19 0 21 82
#77 DOWNEY FLORENCE AV OLD RIVER SCHOOL RD 16 0 22 82
#78 LOS ANGELES 8TH ST HOOVER ST 16 0 22 82
#79 LOS ANGELES ADAMS BL LA BREA AV 16 0 22 82
#80 LOS ANGELES COLDWATER CANYON AV SHERMAN WY 13 0 23 82
#81 CHINO EUCLID AV PINE AV 24 0 19 81
#82 HESPERIA COTTONWOOD AV MAIN ST 21 0 20 81
#83 LOS ANGELES BALBOA BL RINALDI ST 18 0 21 81
#84 LOS ANGELES CRENSHAW BL PICO BL 18 0 21 81
#85 LOS ANGELES HAZELTINE AV RIVERSIDE DR 15 0 22 81
#86 SACRAMENTO JESSIE AV NORWOOD AV 15 0 22 81
#87 LOS ANGELES HASKELL AV ROSCOE BL 12 3 13 81
#88 LOS ANGELES HOOVER ST MANCHESTER AV 12 0 23 81
#89 LOS ANGELES VICTORY BL WOODMAN AV 20 0 20 80
#90 LOS ANGELES CANOGA AV VANOWEN ST 14 0 22 80
#91 LOS ANGELES MANCHESTER AV NORMANDIE AV 14 0 22 80
#92 LOS ANGELES ETHEL AV VICTORY BL 11 0 23 80
#93 LOS ANGELES FAIRFAX AV OLYMPIC BL 16 0 21 79
#94 NORWALK IMPERIAL HWY JERSEY AV 30 0 16 78
#95 LOS ANGELES VENICE BL WESTERN AV 18 0 20 78
#96 HEMET FLORIDA AV KIRBY ST 15 0 21 78
#97 LOS ANGELES CORBIN AV VICTORY BL 15 0 21 78
#98 LOS ANGELES LINDLEY AV VICTORY BL 15 0 21 78
#99 LOS ANGELES CHATSWORTH ST RESEDA BL 12 0 22 78
#100 LOS ANGELES IMPERIAL HWY WESTERN AV 20 0 19 77
#101 LOS ANGELES 6TH ST VERMONT AV 17 0 20 77
#102 LOS ANGELES BROADWAY IMPERIAL HWY 14 0 21 77
#103 LOS ANGELES FULTON AV VANOWEN ST 14 0 21 77
#104 LOS ANGELES VANOWEN ST VINELAND AV 14 0 21 77
#105 SACRAMENTO FRUITRIDGE RD MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BL 11 0 22 77
#106 HAWTHORNE CRENSHAW BL EL SEGUNDO BL 25 0 17 76
#107 LOS ANGELES RINALDI ST SEPULVEDA BL 13 0 21 76
#108 LOS ANGELES BELLAIRE AV SHERMAN WY 18 0 19 75
#109 LOS ANGELES BALBOA BL VANOWEN ST 15 0 20 75
#110 LOS ANGELES FULTON AV VICTORY BL 12 0 21 75
#111 LOS ANGELES PARTHENIA ST TAMPA AV 12 0 21 75
#112 OAKLAND HIGH ST INTERNATIONAL BL 26 0 16 74
#113 LANCASTER AVENUE J CHALLENGER WY 20 0 18 74
#114 SANTA ANA 1ST ST HARBOR BL 20 0 18 74
#115 LOS ANGELES ALAMEDA ST NADEAU ST 20 0 18 74
#116 ANAHEIM N BROOKHURST ST WEST LA PALMA AV 17 0 19 74
#117 LOS ANGELES BALBOA BL VICTORY BL 17 0 19 74
#118 LOS ANGELES LA BREA AV SUNSET BL 17 0 19 74
#119 LOS ANGELES TAMPA AV VICTORY BL 17 0 19 74
#120 LOS ANGELES KESTER AV VICTORY BL 14 0 20 74
#121 LOS ANGELES TAMPA AV VANOWEN ST 14 0 20 74
#122 LOS ANGELES HASKELL AV VANOWEN ST 11 0 21 74
#123 UNINCORPORATED FLORENCE AV PACIFIC BL 11 0 21 74
#124 FAIRFIELD AIR BASE PKWY DOVER AV 16 0 19 73
#125 LOS ANGELES PARTHENIA ST SEPULVEDA BL 16 0 19 73
#126 DOWNEY LAKEWOOD BL STEWART AND GRAY RD 13 0 20 73
#127 LOS ANGELES ADAMS BL ARLINGTON AV 13 0 20 73
#128 LOS ANGELES CENTRAL AV MANCHESTER AV 13 0 20 73
#129 LOS ANGELES JEFFERSON BL LA CIENEGA BL 13 0 20 73
#130 LOS ANGELES RIVERSIDE DR VINELAND AV 13 0 20 73
#131 SACRAMENTO BOWLING DR FLORIN RD 33 0 13 72
#132 BREA IMPERIAL HWY STATE COLLEGE BL 30 0 14 72
#133 FOLSOM SCOTT RD WHITE ROCK RD 21 0 17 72
#134 WESTMINSTER BOLSA AV MAGNOLIA ST 21 0 17 72
#135 SANTA FE SPRINGS FLORENCE AV PIONEER BL 20 1 14 72
#136 CARLSBAD PALOMAR AIRPORT RD PASEO DEL NORTE 18 0 18 72
#137 MENIFEE HAUN RD NEWPORT RD 18 0 18 72
#138 TUSTIN EL CAMINO REAL RED HILL AV 18 0 18 72
#139 MODESTO 6TH ST I ST 15 0 19 72
#140 LOS ANGELES 48TH ST CRENSHAW BL 12 0 20 72
#141 LOS ANGELES BEVERWIL DR PICO BL 12 0 20 72
#142 LOS ANGELES MAGNOLIA BL TUJUNGA AV 12 0 20 72
#143 SACRAMENTO ARENA BL TRUXEL RD 12 0 20 72
#144 SANTA ANA 17TH ST BRISTOL ST 12 0 20 72
#145 BELLFLOWER ALONDRA BL WOODRUFF AV 29 0 14 71
#146 LOS ANGELES ROSCOE BL WOODMAN AV 20 0 17 71
#147 CLOVIS WEST SHAW AV WILLOW AV 14 0 19 71
#148 LOS ANGELES BEVERLY BL WESTERN AV 14 0 19 71
#149 LOS ANGELES VICTORY BL VINELAND AV 14 0 19 71
#150 LOS ANGELES GAGE AV MAIN ST 11 0 20 71
#151 SOUTH GATE FIRESTONE BL OTIS ST 25 0 15 70
#152 DOWNEY BELLFLOWER BL IMPERIAL HWY 19 0 17 70
#153 LOS ANGELES WASHINGTON BL WESTERN AV 16 0 18 70
#154 LOS ANGELES RESEDA BL SATICOY ST 15 1 15 70
#155 GARDENA ROSECRANS AV WESTERN AV 13 0 19 70
#156 LOS ANGELES HIGHLAND AV PAT MOORE WY 13 0 19 70
#157 LOS ANGELES LOUISE AV SATICOY ST 13 0 19 70
#158 LOS ANGELES LAUREL CANYON BL OSBORNE ST 10 0 20 70
#159 RANCHO CORDOVA COLOMA RD SUNRISE BL 27 0 14 69
#160 ONTARIO 4TH ST MOUNTAIN AV 21 0 16 69
#161 LOS ANGELES ADAMS BL CRENSHAW BL 18 0 17 69
#162 FOLSOM BLUE RAVINE RD E BIDWELL ST 17 1 14 69
#163 BAKERSFIELD 24TH ST BUCK OWENS BL 15 0 18 69
#164 LOS ANGELES CENTURY BL WESTERN AV 15 0 18 69
#165 SACRAMENTO FLORIN RD POWER INN RD 35 0 11 68
#166 LA MIRADA IMPERIAL HWY LA MIRADA BL 29 0 13 68
#167 LOS ANGELES FIGUEROA ST VERNON AV 20 0 16 68
#168 LOS ANGELES MAGNOLIA BL VINELAND AV 17 0 17 68
#169 CHINO BENSON AV RIVERSIDE DR 14 0 18 68
#170 LOS ANGELES LINDLEY AV PARTHENIA ST 14 0 18 68
#171 LOS ANGELES ETHEL AV SHERMAN WY 11 0 19 68
#172 LOS ANGELES NORDHOFF ST ZELZAH AV 11 0 19 68
#173 UPLAND 8TH ST EUCLID AV 11 0 19 68
#174 HAWTHORNE 120TH ST CRENSHAW BL 22 0 15 67
#175 RIVERSIDE JURUPA AV VAN BUREN BL 22 0 15 67
#176 FULLERTON CHAPMAN AV HARBOR BL 16 0 17 67
#177 WEST HOLLYWOOD LA CIENEGA BL SANTA MONICA BL 16 0 17 67
#178 LOS ANGELES HAZELTINE AV VANOWEN ST 15 1 14 67
#179 LOS ANGELES VANOWEN ST WOODMAN AV 13 0 18 67
#180 UPLAND 7TH ST EUCLID AV 13 0 18 67
#181 LOS ANGELES 7TH ST GRAND AV 10 0 19 67
#182 LOS ANGELES BALBOA BL PLUMMER ST 10 0 19 67
#183 DOWNEY FLORENCE AV PARAMOUNT BL 24 0 14 66
#184 LAKEWOOD CARSON ST NECTAR AV 24 0 14 66
#185 SACRAMENTO NORTHGATE BL SAN JUAN RD 15 0 17 66
#186 LOS ANGELES CRENSHAW BL VENICE BL 12 0 18 66
#187 LOS ANGELES VAN NUYS BL WOODMAN AV 11 1 15 66
#188 SANTA MARIA BROADWAY STOWELL RD 29 0 12 65
#189 SANTA CLARITA MCBEAN PKWY NEWHALL RANCH RD 26 0 13 65
#190 LOS ANGELES IMPERIAL HWY NORMANDIE AV 23 0 14 65
#191 SANTA CLARITA BOUQUET CANYON RD SECO CANYON RD 22 1 11 65
#192 LANCASTER 10TH ST WEST AVENUE K 20 0 15 65
#193 LOS ANGELES LINCOLN BL WASHINGTON BL 20 0 15 65
#194 LOS ANGELES 8TH ST WESTERN AV 17 0 16 65
#195 ONTARIO EUCLID AV HOLT BL 17 0 16 65
#196 HEMET FLORIDA AV SANDERSON AV 14 0 17 65
#197 HEMET STATE ST STETSON AV 14 0 17 65
#198 LOS ANGELES BROADWAY MANCHESTER AV 14 0 17 65
#199 LOS ANGELES CORBIN AV PARTHENIA ST 14 0 17 65
#200 SANTA CLARITA LANGSIDE AV SOLEDAD CANYON RD 14 0 17 65
#201 PALMDALE 10TH ST WEST AVENUE N 11 0 18 65
#202 SAN DIEGO 54TH ST UNIVERSITY AV 11 0 18 65
#203 ROWLAND HEIGHTS COLIMA RD FULLERTON RD 34 0 10 64
#204 BUENA PARK BEACH BL LA PALMA AV 22 0 14 64
#205 ONTARIO MOUNTAIN AV PHILADELPHIA ST 22 0 14 64
#206 RIVERSIDE INDIANA AV VAN BUREN BL 22 0 14 64
#207 LOS ANGELES FRANKLIN AV HIGHLAND AV 19 0 15 64
#208 LOS ANGELES OLYMPIC BL SOTO ST 19 0 15 64
#209 LA HABRA IDAHO ST LAMBERT RD 16 0 16 64
#210 UPLAND ARROW HWY MOUNTAIN AV 16 0 16 64
#211 LOS ANGELES BURBANK BL KESTER AV 13 0 17 64
#212 LOS ANGELES BURBANK BL RESEDA BL 13 0 17 64
#213 LOS ANGELES HILL ST VENICE BL 13 0 17 64
#214 LOS ANGELES LA BREA AV WASHINGTON BL 13 0 17 64
#215 LOS ANGELES SANTA MONICA BL SAWTELLE BL 13 0 17 64
#216 LOS ANGELES VERMONT AV VERNON AV 13 0 17 64
#217 LOS ANGELES VICTORY BL WHITE OAK AV 13 0 17 64
#218 LOS ANGELES MASON AV SHERMAN WY 10 0 18 64
#219 LOS ANGELES PLATT AV VICTORY BL 10 0 18 64
#220 SANTA FE SPRINGS LOS NIETOS RD NORWALK BL 18 0 15 63
#221 CORONA CAJALCO RD LA SIERRA AV 17 1 12 63
#222 LOS ANGELES FIGUEROA ST JEFFERSON BL 15 0 16 63
#223 LOS ANGELES LANGDON AV ROSCOE BL 15 0 16 63
#224 LOS ANGELES NORDHOFF ST WOODLEY AV 15 0 16 63
#225 COSTA MESA HARBOR BL SUNFLOWER AV 12 0 17 63
#226 DOWNEY FLORENCE AV LITTLE LAKE RD 12 0 17 63
#227 HEMET FLORIDA AV SANTA FE ST 12 0 17 63
#228 LOS ANGELES MANCHESTER AV SEPULVEDA BL 12 0 17 63
#229 LOS ANGELES NORMANDIE AV VERNON AV 12 0 17 63
#230 LOS ANGELES OSO AV SATICOY ST 12 0 17 63
#231 LOS ANGELES RESEDA BL VANOWEN ST 12 0 17 63
#232 LOS ANGELES SHOUP AV VENTURA BL 12 0 17 63
#233 UPLAND 16TH ST EUCLID AV 12 0 17 63
#234 INDIO CLINTON ST FRED WARING DR 11 1 14 63
#235 FONTANA SIERRA AV VALLEY BL 41 0 7 62
#236 SANTA CLARITA SOLEDAD CANYON RD WHITES CANYON RD 26 0 12 62
#237 SANTA FE SPRINGS CARMENITA RD TELEGRAPH RD 23 0 13 62
#238 FULLERTON LEMON ST ORANGETHORPE AV 17 0 15 62
#239 MONTCLAIR MISSION BL RAMONA AV 17 0 15 62
#240 LOS ANGELES 6TH ST NORMANDIE AV 14 0 16 62
#241 LOS ANGELES DE SOTO AV VANOWEN ST 14 0 16 62
#242 MODESTO COFFEE RD FLOYD AV 14 0 16 62
#243 OAKLAND 73RD AV INTERNATIONAL BL 14 0 16 62
#244 SANTA FE SPRINGS FLORENCE AV SHOEMAKER AV 14 0 16 62
#245 FAIRFIELD GATEWAY BL TRAVIS BL 11 0 17 62
#246 FOUNTAIN VALLEY EUCLID SLATER 11 0 17 62
#247 LOS ANGELES HAZELTINE AV ROSCOE BL 11 0 17 62
#248 LOS ANGELES VANOWEN ST WOODLEY AV 11 0 17 62
#249 OCEANSIDE EL CAMINIO REAL OCEANSIDE BL 11 0 17 62
#250 LANCASTER 17TH ST EAST AVENUE J 10 1 14 62
#251 LOS ANGELES FLORENCE AV HOOVER ST 10 1 14 62
#252 SACRAMENTO GARFIELD AV GREENBACK LN 25 0 12 61
#253 SAN LEANDRO HESPERIAN BL LEWELLING BL 25 0 12 61
#254 MORENO VALLEY FREDERICK ST SUNNYMEAD BL 19 0 14 61
#255 GARDEN GROVE CHAPMAN AV EUCLID ST 16 0 15 61
#256 LOS ANGELES ERWIN ST SEPULVEDA BL 16 0 15 61
#257 LOS ANGELES LAUREL CANYON BL ROSCOE BL 16 0 15 61
#258 CHULA VISTA EASTLAKE PKWY OTAY LAKES RD 13 0 16 61
#259 LOS ANGELES CULVER BL JEFFERSON BL 12 1 13 61
#260 LYNWOOD ATLANTIC AV CARLIN AV 11 2 10 61
#261 LOS ANGELES CHATSWORTH ST TAMPA AV 10 0 17 61
#262 LANCASTER AVENUE K SIERRA HWY 27 0 11 60
#263 MORENO VALLEY ALESSANDRO BL PERRIS BL 23 1 9 60
#264 NORWALK FIRESTONE BL IMPERIAL HWY 23 1 9 60
#265 SOUTH GATE FIRESTONE BL GARFIELD AV 21 0 13 60
#266 LOS ANGELES ALVARADO ST BEVERLY BL 18 0 14 60
#267 TRACY GRANT LINE RD TRACY BL 18 0 14 60
#268 LOS ANGELES ADAMS BL FIGUEROA ST 15 0 15 60
#269 LOS ANGELES BALBOA BL PARTHENIA ST 15 0 15 60
#270 LOS ANGELES NATIONAL BL OVERLAND AV 15 0 15 60
#271 LOS ANGELES CAHUENGA BL SANTA MONICA BL 12 0 16 60
#272 LOS ANGELES PLUMMER ST TAMPA AV 12 0 16 60
#273 WHITTIER GUNN AV LAMBERT RD 12 0 16 60
#274 PARAMOUNT PARAMOUNT BL ROSECRANS AV 29 0 10 59
#275 ORANGEVALE GREENBACK LN HAZEL AV 20 0 13 59
#276 LANCASTER AVENUE J SIERRA HWY 17 0 14 59
#277 LOS ANGELES LA CIENEGA BL RODEO RD 17 0 14 59
#278 LOS ANGELES 3RD ST LA BREA AV 14 0 15 59
#279 LOS ANGELES HIGHLAND AV MELROSE AV 14 0 15 59
#280 LOS ANGELES LINDLEY AV SHERMAN WY 14 0 15 59
#281 LOS ANGELES PLUMMER ST RESEDA BL 14 0 15 59
#282 LOS ANGELES ROSCOE BL SEPULVEDA BL 14 0 15 59
#283 PASADENA LAKE AV ORANGE GROVE BL 14 0 15 59
#284 SAN FRANCISCO 16TH ST POTRERO AV 14 0 15 59
#285 LOS ANGELES AVALON BL IMPERIAL HWY 11 0 16 59
#286 LOS ANGELES BURBANK BL WOODMAN AV 11 0 16 59
#287 LOS ANGELES CHASE ST TOPANGA CANYON BL 11 0 16 59
#288 LOS ANGELES CULVER BL INGLEWOOD BL 11 0 16 59
#289 LOS ANGELES LAUREL CANYON BL MULHOLLAND DR 11 0 16 59
#290 LOS ANGELES MAGNOLIA BL WOODMAN AV 11 0 16 59
#291 SANTA ANA 1ST ST EUCLID ST 11 0 16 59
#292 WHITTIER GREENLEAF AV LAMBERT RD 11 0 16 59
#293 UNINCORPORATED REDLANDS BL SAN TIMOTEO CANYON RD 10 1 13 59
#294 LANCASTER AVENUE K GADSDEN AV 19 0 13 58
#295 WATSONVILLE GREEN VALLEY RD HOLOHAN RD 17 2 7 58
#296 LOS ANGELES PICO BL VERMONT AV 16 0 14 58
#297 ELK GROVE SHELDON RD WATERMAN RD 13 0 15 58
#298 LOS ANGELES BALBOA BL SAN FERNANDO MISSION BL 13 0 15 58
#299 LOS ANGELES NORMANDIE AV WASHINGTON BL 13 0 15 58
#300 LOS ANGELES OWENSMOUTH AV VICTORY BL 13 0 15 58
#301 LOS ANGELES RAYMER ST SEPULVEDA BL 13 0 15 58
#302 LOS ANGELES SATICOY ST SEPULVEDA BL 13 0 15 58
#303 LOS ANGELES VERMONT AV WASHINGTON BL 13 0 15 58
#304 LOS ANGELES BEVERLY BL MADISON AV 10 0 16 58
#305 SACRAMENTO GARDEN HWY TRUXEL RD 10 0 16 58
#306 SAN DIEGO PALM AV SATURN BL 10 0 16 58
#307 SANTA ANA BRISTOL ST MACARTHUR BL 10 0 16 58
#308 COMPTON ARTESIA BL WILMINGTON AV 30 0 9 57
#309 PARAMOUNT ALONDRA BL DOWNEY AV 23 1 8 57
#310 ONTARIO MISSION BL MOUNTAIN AV 18 0 13 57
#311 BREA IMPERIAL HWY PLACENTIA AV 15 0 14 57
#312 SANTA ROSA CLEVELAND AV GUERNEVILLE RD 15 0 14 57
#313 BRENTWOOD CAMINO DIABLO RD VASCO RD 15 0 14 57
#314 LOS ANGELES LA CIENEGA BL SLAUSON AV 15 0 14 57
#315 TABUCCO CANYON TRABUCO CANYON RD TRABUCO CREEK RD 15 0 14 57
#316 WALNUT CREEK OAK GROVE RD YGNACIO VALLEY RD 15 0 14 57
#317 ANAHEIM N EUCLID ST WEST CRESCENT AV 12 0 15 57
#318 LOS ANGELES HOOVER ST WASHINGTON BL 12 0 15 57
#319 LOS ANGELES SANTA MONICA BL WILTON PL 12 0 15 57
#320 SACRAMENTO BRUCEVILLE RD COSUMNES RIVER BL 12 0 15 57
#321 SANTA ANA ALTON AV BRISTOL ST 12 0 15 57
#322 JURUPA VALLEY 34TH ST RUBIDOUX BL 11 1 12 57
#323 TORRANCE SEPULVEDA BL VERMONT AV 29 0 9 56
#324 PITTSBURG EAST LELAND RD LOVERIDGE RD 23 0 11 56
#325 STANTON BEACH BL CHAPMAN AV 23 0 11 56
#326 GARDEN GROVE BROOKHURST ST TRASK AV 20 0 12 56
#327 LOS ANGELES HIGHLAND AV HOLLYWOOD BL 20 0 12 56
#328 RANCHO CORDOVA FOLSOM BL SUNRISE BL 20 0 12 56
#329 LOS ANGELES SEPULVEDA BL VICTORY BL 17 0 13 56
#330 SOUTH GATE FIRESTONE BL STATE ST 17 0 13 56
#331 LOS ANGELES COLDWATER CANYON AV VICTORY BL 16 1 10 56
#332 HEMET FLORIDA AV SAN JACINTO ST 14 0 14 56
#333 LOS ANGELES 8TH ST VERMONT AV 14 0 14 56
#334 LOS ANGELES HASKELL AV NORDHOFF ST 14 0 14 56
#335 LOS ANGELES MANCHESTER AV WESTERN AV 14 0 14 56
#336 LOS ANGELES MASON AV ROSCOE BL 14 0 14 56
#337 TEMECULA BEDFORD CT TEMECULA PKWY 14 0 14 56
#338 DOWNEY DOWNEY AV FIRESTONE BL 11 0 15 56
#339 EL MONTE GARVEY AV PECK RD 11 0 15 56
#340 LANCASTER AVENUE I DIVISION ST 11 0 15 56
#341 LOS ANGELES LA BREA AV VENICE BL 11 0 15 56
#342 LANCASTER 20TH ST W AVENUE J 10 1 12 56
#343 LANCASTER AVENUE I SIERRA HWY 10 1 12 56
#344 LOS ANGELES BURBANK BL SEPULVEDA BL 22 0 11 55
#345 TORRANCE CARSON ST VERMONT AV 19 0 12 55
#346 SPRING VALLEY JAMACHA RD SWEETWATER RD 19 0 12 55
#347 CERRITOS GRIDLEY RD SOUTH ST 16 0 13 55
#348 HAWTHORNE EL SEGUNDO BL INGLEWOOD AV 16 0 13 55
#349 LAKEWOOD CANDLEWOOD ST PARAMOUNT BL 16 0 13 55
#350 FULLERTON CHAPMAN AV STATE COLLEGE BL 13 0 14 55
#351 LOS ANGELES BENTON WY TEMPLE ST 13 0 14 55
#352 LOS ANGELES LAUREL CANYON BL RIVERSIDE DR 13 0 14 55
#353 LOS ANGELES LINDLEY AV VENTURA BL 13 0 14 55
#354 LOS ANGELES MANCHESTER AV VERMONT AV 13 0 14 55
#355 LOS ANGELES OLYMPIC BL VERMONT AV 13 0 14 55
#356 SAN FRANCISCO OAK ST OCTAVIA ST 13 0 14 55
#357 CITRUS HEIGHTS OLD AUBURN RD SUNRISE BL 12 1 11 55
#358 LOS ANGELES EL SEGUNDO BL FIGUEROA ST 12 1 11 55
#359 POMONA EAST END AV MISSION BL 11 2 8 55
#360 DOWNEY DOWNEY AV FLORENCE AV 10 0 15 55
#361 FULLERTON CHAPMAN AV COMMONWEALTH AV 10 0 15 55
#362 LOS ANGELES 18TH ST HILL ST 10 0 15 55
#363 LOS ANGELES CANOGA AV VENTURA BL 10 0 15 55
#364 LOS ANGELES CORBIN AV NORDHOFF ST 10 0 15 55
#365 LOS ANGELES HASKELL AV SHERMAN WY 10 0 15 55
#366 LOS ANGELES LANKERSHIM BL VANOWEN ST 10 0 15 55
#367 LOS ANGELES LASSEN ST RESEDA BL 10 0 15 55
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*Intersections with higher scores are more dangerous than those with lower scores. For more information on the scoring system, see our methodology below.

Interactive Map

Zoom in on any area of the map. Larger circles represent a more dangerous intersection. Hover over any circle to see the cross streets and the danger score of that intersection.

Key Findings

  • In 2015, there were 7,294 crashes, 7,478 injuries and 57 fatalities at the 444 intersections in our study.
  • The average danger score of a dangerous intersection was 68.24
  • The average number of accidents per dangerous intersection was 16.43 
  • The average number of injuries per dangerous intersection was 16.84
  • The average number of deaths per dangerous intersection was 0.128
  • The intersection of Devonshire Street and Reseda Boulevard is the most dangerous intersection in California, followed closely by Imperial Highway and Vista Del Mar then Balboa Avenue and Nordhoff Street.
  • In a state with over 76,000 miles of city streets and another 65,000 miles of county roads, two of the three most dangerous intersections – Devonshire Street and Reseda Boulevard (#1) and Balboa Avenue and Nordhoff Street (#3) -are located in the Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles, just 3.4 miles apart.
  • Devonshire and Reseda was the site of the most injuries (41) while Garfield Avenue and Rosecrans Avenue had the highest volume of crashes (44).
  • Southern California dominates the study.  In fact, only 47 of the intersections in our study (10.5 percent) are located anywhere outside of southern California.
  • City-wise, it’s Los Angeles, then everyone else. 221 of the 444 intersections are on Los Angeles streets.

 

Distribution of Dangerous Intersections

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It comes as no surprise that Los Angeles led the way in terms of accident volume, injuries and the number of dangerous intersections. What is surprising, however, is by how much it led the way.  Almost half of the intersections in our study (221 of 444) are located within the city of Los Angeles boundaries.  What’s more, 8 of the 10 most dangerous intersections and 17 of the top 20, are also found in L.A. The chart below plots all the dangerous intersections identified in our study. Purple dots (representing an intersection in the city of Los Angeles) dominate the data visualization below.

Most Dangerous Intersections Scatterplot

Los Angeles has 17 times as many intersections from our list than the number two city on the the list, Sacramento.  While the Los Angeles metropolitan area is the most densely populated urban area in the United States (classified as Los Angeles – Long Beach – Anaheim by the U.S. Census), six other areas in California are among the top ten.

Why We Did This

Safety on our roads is the responsibility of those using the roads, but also on those that design and maintain our roads. This study identifies trends and dangers that our local government and community can use in improving safety and lowering the risks of serious injury. Proactively approaching the threats of dangerous intersections can save lives — that is what we hoped to accomplish with this study.

Methodology

We parsed over 435,000 collision records for 2015, separating all accidents that occurred at intersections. We then assigned values to each accident, injury and fatality at each intersection to calculate a score to rate the danger of the intersection.

Formula: Accident (x1) + Injury (x3) + Fatality (x10) = Overall Score

Collision data obtained from SWITRS (a multi-agency database maintained by the California Highway Patrol).

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